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Roy W. Richardson
Works at Mirror Abstract Productions
Attended Capella University,
Lives in South Carolina
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Do you understand what Encryption is? Or what exactly the Constitution says about your right to privacy? Find out  Encryption and Privacy The Constitution on Privacy, Encrypting our phones and our hard drives, At Rest encryption. Back doors to encryption…
Episode 1 of The One-Off Technology Podcast about Privacy Smivacy, understanding #Encryption and #Privacy
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How do you decide it is time? I am not afraid of Death, just the timing of it. I am afraid the Lord will bring me home before I am ready to go. And the issue we always face is, “there was so much I wanted to do before I died”. If you want to […]
I mourn the loss of my dog, Panda. She was a smart and amazing dog but it came time to relieve her suffering.
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Sorry about your loss buddy. Reminded me of my "panda" situation a few years ago.
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This is a quick tutorial for Tech students.
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Are we Google Brained? Are we Sheeple?
What happens when we no longer determine if "facts" are truth for ourselves and rely on page one of our Google Search results?

#GoogleBrained   #Google  
Are we blindly Google brained? Do we not research and confirm 'facts' any more? What if we only have Google search results as our only facts? #GoogleBrain
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A lame attempt win a contest by sharing with others. Want HTC to pay to fly you to New York?
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Being at a family member’s house who happens to live on a different timezone means, you will wake up on your timezone. That’s just how it is. Another day I will try reflecting on 2015, but right now is not the time it seems. Throughout life we all from…
I will make goals for 2016, not resolutions, because without a plan, you won't accomplish your goals.
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How do you define expert? I have always been leery of so-called experts. A long time ago I worked for a company that implemented a major Enterprise Resource Planning project. We simply did not have enough experienced staff so we hired an outside…
How do you define expert? How do you tell when someone is aa expert in what they claim to be? It is a challenge. Klout says I am an expert in strange things.
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Matthew 6 (NSRV) 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink,[j] or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air;…
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Getting Ready for Halloween
So against my better judgement I did something stupid. I bought the 9 feet tall dragon from our local home improvement store. We used to have a giant Joe Boxer Frankenstein monster that we called affectionately Frankie. He had a cute face and wasn't threatening at all. With little kids it was perfect. But now we have a dragon. And yes, I did buy a fog machine. This will be very cool Halloween night. #Halloween #Dragon
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  Are we Sheeple? Do you ever think about how many Google Searches you do a day? In the last 28 days I have done at least 411 searches. I will probably search at least four more times before I complete this post.   Now think about it. Every time you…
Are we blindly Google brained? Do we not research and confirm 'facts' any more? What if we only have Google search results as our only facts? #GoogleBrain
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I am shamelessly trying to win something by sharing about it on Google+ Want to try and win an iPhone 6S? Yeah, me too.
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Education
  • Capella University,
    Masters of Science, Information Technology, Enterprise Software Architecture, 2007 - 2010
  • Limestone College,
    Bachelors of Science, Computer Science, 2001 - 2005
  • Piedmont Technical College,
    Associate of Science, Computer Technology, 1997 - 2000
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"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known." - Garrison Keillor
Introduction
Computers, Technology, and Gadgets seem to be my life. 

History
Okay, Computers and I aren't dating or anything like that, but I have had a computer under my fingertips since the Commodore Vic 20. Apple 2c and 2e, the first Macintosh's, Tandy TRS80 (pronounced Trash 80), Tandy 1000, even the lowly Timex Sinclair and Coleco Adam. 

In the IBM clone days, I remember booting from a DOS disk and then loading Turbo PASCAL. Two floppy drives in one machine were all the rage then.

Now
Now I live in a world of databases of many flavors and versions as I am part DBA (Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL), OSes of many flavors and versions as I am part system administrator (Windows, UNIX, and Linux), and Enterprise and Mission Critical applications as I am part Basis Administrator (SAP, Maximo, Email, and any other ) that should probably cause me to lose more sleep, but I sleep pretty well. 

My second passion is teaching Computer Technology. I try to share that passion with my students. Knowledge is power. If I ever stop learning, declare me dead.

Spare Time?
In my spare time (Ha ha!) I love living the Internet dream, whether is is being a part of "the social networks" or creating content for my blog and others. (L.A.M.P. Rocks!)

Currently working on two books at the same time (one, a Textbook, the other, science fiction)

Working to be relevant even though I am 2,500+ miles away from Silicon Valley and other Tech Hubs of the world.

BTW, I am NOT a social media expert, nor do I claim to be.

The views expressed are mine alone and not those of my employers.
Bragging rights
Featured in Geeks in Love article in Computerworld. February 2011
Work
Occupation
IT Professional and Technologist, Manager, Sys Admin, DBA, PM, Teacher, Sometimes a Life Coach, and Head Cook and Bottle Washer
Skills
UNIX/Linux, Windows, Mac, DBA, Mixologist, and DJ. "Jack of all trades, Master of some"
Employment
  • Mirror Abstract Productions
    Where ever the wind takes me, 1996 - present
    Rather than list my employment history, this is my non-existent company that encompasses every work experience, interest and hobby I have. I decided if I ever started a company it would be called Mirror Abstract Productions and I created the original logo in the Paint program on an early gray scale Macintosh which I printed out on an early dot matrix printer.
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South Carolina
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L.A, CA
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If you have ever heard the expression, "Eat where the Locals Eat" then the Dixie Drive In is for you. Back in the days when people "cruised" the path was from the "Dixie" to the "Caravan" and back. It harkens back to a day when waitresses used to roller skate out to your car and attach a tray with your food to the window. Those days are no more, but the menu is essentially the same. When I was young at ate there the first time, I asked for a menu and was told, "we have had the same food for 25 years, you don't need a menu". The restaurant underwent some changes in management a few years back and they had tried to add new things to the menu. Saturday nights now offer seafood. It was okay but I much prefer their burgers and fries. The best meal there is the Dixie Cheese Half'n'Half (half onion rings and half fries). Sitting at the bar you feel a bit like you have stepped back a few years. They wait staff has short nicknames for everything so while you may order it one way, their short cuts may from time to time make you wonder what you ordered. Don't worry, it will be what you ordered. Good food, fast service, a Greenwood legend.
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If you are looking for great BBQ, then you need to find the Carolina Barbecue Shack. It is hidden behind the University Grill. Take the road beside M&M Tire and find the sign. Take a right and drive on back to the building. They offer pulled pork, hash, beef brisket, and smoked turkey. You will want to add a baked Potato and barbecue beans to that plate with a roll. They have a Shack Sauce, which is a ranch/sour cream based sauce with a hint of garlic that is so good you could probably use it to eat a rock. It tastes great on everything. You will be hard pressed to decide which BBQ sauce to go with, their signature Carolina Barbecue Shack Barbecue sauce or their Carolina Gold sauce, which is a mustard based sauce. They have lots of sides to choose from but the baked potato with the Shack Sauce and barbecue beans are my favorite. Don't want to cook supper, go by and get a Family pack. When they first opened there were picnic tables outside. Then they added an awning for the tables to be under. Over the last couple of years they built a nice building with beautiful tables, air conditioning, and a big screen TV.
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